Like many other woman I always dreamed of my wedding, and then becoming a mother. Being a mom was always something that I was certain I wanted, and figured that it would be a piece of cake! Who knew getting pregnant, L&D and raising a little one would be so difficult. I was already blessed to be an Aunt to 2 little boys, and 2 girls…I thought to myself how hard can this really be?!
2010, was off to a great start! We got engaged…check. We planned a destination wedding in 7 months…check. We got married…check! Then a month later…. surprise we got pregnant! Wow, that was easy…check! Our plan, although quicker then expected was falling into place, newlyweds and expecting our first baby in 9 months, we couldn’t have been any happier!
What was going to be written off as the best year ever, took a slight turn for the worse. About 9 weeks into my pregnancy I was told that there was no heartbeat and that I should have a D&C as soon as possible. Two days later and the day before Thanksgiving, my husband and I went to the hospital. It was a very sad day; I really just couldn’t wrap my head around what happened. We wanted not to tell anyone except for close family and as the months went by I was pretending to be fine, meanwhile I cried everyday.
The stress of having a miscarriage, although very common, made me wonder why me? What did I do wrong? How long am I going to have to wait to be pregnant again? I bought ovulation kits and pregnancy test like they were candy, then the day I waited for finally came, it was the end of May 2011 and I was pregnant again!!
This time around I was super careful, in fact probably too careful, but it worked for me. I was monitored carefully by my OB and had frequent office visits and ultrasounds. At our 20 week appointment it was confirmed we were having a boy! As my pregnancy progressed I was getting more and more uncomfortable, rib and back pain is never any fun! I didn’t love the end of pregnancy, the sunshine and butterflies went away and that “glow” no longer shinned. I was uncomfortable, and wanted to deliver sooner than later; I was the girl that begged for induction at every appointment, my OB just laughed and politely told me I was crazy. My due date was January 31st, and on February 1st after countless hours of labor, delivered a beautiful, healthy 7lb 11oz baby boy, Cole! He is the best thing that has ever happened to me and has made our little family complete! After everything my husband and I went through it has just made us stronger and we realize that it was all worth it because we have Cole, and couldn’t imagine life without him.
Being a mother to Cole and going through the ups and downs of being a young parent are what give me the passion to expand the Mommies247 brand and reach a whole new group of Moms to share this amazing experience. It is my sincere hope that Summit Mommies will provide comfort, laughter, and love as we travel on this journey. After all, we are in this together!!